Scientific Name: Nepeta cataria
Plant Characteristics: Catmint has grayish square stems with aromatic gray-green leaves. Its long blooming fragrant purple and white flowers bloom from May to September.
Medicinal: An aromatic tea was made using fresh or dried Catmint leaves strained and sweetened with honey. The tea helped alleviate anxiety, aid in sleep, promote perspiration to reduce fever, soothed sore throats, and calmed upset stomachs.
Fun Fact: Catmint is the “true catnip” loved by house cats.